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POSTED ON Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 2:40 PM

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Nashville
Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators



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POSTED ON Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 12:30 PM


Don't Take Your Foot Off the Gas
- The Red Wings have held 2-0 leads in 3 of their last 5 games, and ultimately lost all three games. They need to compete hard for a full 60 minutes tonight and if they get a lead, build off of it and don't play too conservative.

Take Care of the Puck - Turnovers hurt the Wings last game, some of which resulted in Columbus' final two goals on Thursday. The Wings need to make good, smart passes, especially in their own zone and through the neutral zone.

Rebounds, Rebounds, Rebounds - Pekka Rinne likes to use his glove and he likes to cover the puck; he won't give the Wings multiple scoring chances often, so when they do get those second and third opportunities, they'll need to take advantage of them.
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POSTED ON Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 12:15 PM



On February 23, 1929

The Detroit Falcons and Chicago Blackhawks play to a scoreless contest at Olympia Stadium; Dolly Dolson was in goal for Detroit.


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POSTED ON Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 12:00 PM


The banged up Red Wings have struggled over the past week, trying to stay afloat while losing a few more players to injury, but they'll look to put all of that behind them tonight when they take on the Nashville Predators at The Joe.

Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings Game Day Blog, where you can get behind-the-scenes information, thoughts from players and staff, and up-to-date news on anything and everything Red Wings on game day.

You can watch tonight’s 7:00 PM game on FS-D+ or NHL Network, or tune in on AM1270.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 11:00 PM


Brunner's Quick Strike
Tonight's Amway US Quality Play of the Game: Damien Brunner pounces on a turnover and gives Detroit a 1-0 lead in the opening seconds of the game.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 10:55 PM


The Red Wings got off to another hot start, scoring the first two goals, but it didn't seem to matter. The Blue Jackets battled back to cut the deficit to one goal, but then Artem Anisimov after a frightening collision with Kyle Quincey was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. Quincey was also hurt on the play, leaving the game with a leg injury moments later. After tying it at 2 early in the third, the Blue Jackets stunned the Red Wings with just under 25 seconds left. After Damien Brunner's shot was blocked, Columbus came down on a three on two and Vinny Prospal scored on a tic-tac-toe play right in front of the net to win it for Columbus, 3-2.

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...
We'll see you on Saturday when we take on the Predators at The Joe!

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 10:25 PM


Tonight's Stars of the Game powered by Ram Trucks are...

1. Vinny Prospal (1 Goal)

2. Pavel Datsyuk

3. Derek Dorsett (1 Goal, 1 Assist)


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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 7:00 PM


Mikael Samuelsson
Carlo Colaiacovo
Brendan Smith
Todd Bertuzzi
Samuelsson
(Finger)
Colaiacovo
(Shoulder)
Smith
(Shoulder)
Bertuzzi
(Back)
Darren Helm
Johan Franzen
Jakub Kindl
Patrick Eaves
Helm
(Back)
Franzen
(Lower-Body Injury)
Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)
Eaves
(Healthy Scratch)
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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 6:45 PM
Valtteri Filppula
Henrik Zetterberg
Damien Brunner
Justin Abdelkader
Pavel Datsyuk
Daniel Cleary
Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson
Jan Mursak
Drew Miller
Cory Emmerton
Jordin Tootoo
Niklas Kronwall
Ian White
 
Jonathan Ericsson
Brian Lashoff
 
Kyle Quincey
Kent Huskins
 
Jimmy Howard
   
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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 5:50 PM

Asst. Coach Tom Renney leads some of the Wings in skating drills after morning skate.
(Photo by Kevin Wilson/DetroitRedWings)


 
Mursak
Jan Mursak will return to the lineup tonight for the first time since the season opener.

"I’m excited to be back. I’m ready….I got my conditioning back, and hopefully I can show the coach that I can play here and we’ll see how it goes tonight.”
- Jan Mursak

 
Mursak
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Babcock
"For Murs to be real good we need him to be on the forecheck, to be relentless. He’s got a great shot. He’s got to shoot the puck and he’s got to be real good defensively”
- Mike Babcock

Jimmy Howard will be in net tonight, despite leaving Tuesday’s game early with blurry vision.

 
Howard

 
Howard

"Went and did a whole bunch of tests yesterday and they all came back on the good side of things…but there is no worries now that all the tests came back positive.”
- Jimmy Howard


Johan Franzen will miss tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.  
Franzen

 
Franzen

"Hopefully (by this weekend)…I’ve been pushing real hard the last 3-4 days. It feels better to me, definitely.”
- Johan Franzen


Patrick Eaves will be a healthy scratch.

 
Eaves

 
Huskins

Kent Huskins will play tonight.


Jakub Kindl will be a healthy scratch.

 
Kindl

 
Colaiacovo

Carlo Colaiacovo said he feels like he’s getting closer to his return.


"I feel like I truly am, it’s just tough to say….I keep pushing and working hard through it every day just waiting for it to tell me it’s ready to go. Could be any day now, but I really have no idea when.”
- Carlo Colaiacovo

 
Colaiacovo

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